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Aerosmith concert to be screened in metro Atlanta

Aerosmith concert to be screened in metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Atlanta-area Aerosmith fans are invited to a special screening of the legendary band's June 2014 performance at the Download Festival in Donington Park, U.K.

Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 will be shown Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at three theaters:

Atlanta/DeKalb
Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85
3265 Northeast Expressway NE

Forsyth
AMC Avenue Forsyth 12
350 Peachtree Parkway

Henry
Regal McDonough Stadium 16
115 Foster Drive

The production features 19 of Aerosmith's most popular songs, including "Dream On," "Sweet Emotion," "Love in an Elevator" and "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."

Visit fathomevents.com for more information and to buy tickets.

Georgia Shakespeare closes its doors

Georgia Shakespeare closes its doors

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Georgia Shakespeare has shut down after 29 years in metro Atlanta.

The Oglethorpe University-based theater company announced Wednesday that its board of trustees unanimously voted to cease operations. Board chairman Daniel Norris said Georgia Shakespeare did not have enough money to move forward.

In September, the company canceled its scheduled production of Henry V as it worked to establish a financial plan for the future.

"We were unable to secure the funds required to create a sustainable path," Norris said. "Consequently, we came to the sad conclusion that we needed to cease operations."

Ga. Shakespeare cancels 'Henry V,' reviews long-term direction

Ga. Shakespeare cancels 'Henry V,' reviews long-term direction

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Georgia Shakespeare announced Friday it has canceled its upcoming production of Henry V.

The Oglethorpe University-based theater company said it has "insufficient financial resources" to stage the Shakespeare play, which was slated to begin its run on Oct. 1.

Georgia Shakespeare's board and staff also plan to evaluate the theater's long-term direction. Company managing director Jennifer Bauer-Lyons said it has operated in the black four of the last five years, but suffers a lack of operating capital.

"We have remained a fragile organization financially," Bauer-Lyons said. "It is not enough to fix the business model. We also have to find a way to fix the balance sheet."

See 'Hansel and Gretel' in Brookhaven

See 'Hansel and Gretel' in Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Capitol City Opera Company will bring Engelbert Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel to Brookhaven this fall.

The one-hour children's opera focuses on the titular siblings and their relationship as they learn valuable lessons about honesty, responsibility and safety. It is perfect for theater fans of all ages.

Hansel and Gretel will be staged Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for children ages 13 and under; accompanying parents are admitted free.

Visit ccityopera.org or call 678-301-8013 for more information and to buy tickets.

Recording artists raise money for Habitat for Humanity

Recording artists raise money for Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA -- An upcoming concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater will also support Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb.

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips will perform at the Atlanta amphitheater on Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the non-table show.

Tickets range in price from $35.50 to $40.50 and can be purchased at classicchastain.com.

Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb spokesperson Julie Hopkins said that for every ticket O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips sell on their summer tour, $1 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. DeKalb partners families and representatives will attend the July 26 show as special guests of the artists.

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity - DeKalb at dekalbhabitat.org.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.